Goods / Cargo Shipping
ASL Shipping Line offers the following goods or cargo shipping service that can be generally divided into 3 categories:
1) Sea-Shipping Containerized
2) Sea- Shipping RO/RO
3) Sea-Shipping Chartering
Containerization is a system of intermodal freight transport using intermodal containers, the containers have standardized dimensions. They can be loaded and unloaded, stacked, transported efficiently over long distances, and transferred from one mode of transport to another—container ships, rail transport flatcars, and semi-trailer trucks—without being opened. The handling system is completely mechanized so that all handling is done with cranes and special forklift trucks. And all containers have a unique number for tracking.
The majority of containerized cargo for importing or exporting required that the container is sealed origin and opened at the destination, offering high security and minimum handling.
LCL is a “Terminal to Terminal” concept. When a shipper does not have enough cargo to load a container to its full capacity, a forwarder running a “consolidated container service” may be contacted and allowed to add.
Sea- Shipping RO/RO
The RO/RO vessel (RO/RO or RORO) derived from the traditional car ferry, where motor vehicles are driven on and off by their drivers and non-mobile traffic is loaded on flat racks. The RO/RO is equipped with ramps that make loading and unloading from the side and/or bow (front of the vessel) and/ or stern (rear of the vessel) possible. Benefits include fast loading and unloading. Some modern RO/RO’s are designed as a trailer/break-bulk/container carrier suitable for the deep-sea voyage (long haul), making loading and unloading of containers from the top using a crane, like a full container ship. The type of cargo that can be carried on an RO/RO is flexible, including large objects.
Sea-Freight Chartering Charter cargo ships do not operate on regular routes and schedules. And pick up cargo only when it is chartered from the ship operator. When a consignment represents several thousand tons or cubic meters, for instance, bulk cargo like oil, coal, ore, and grain, the normal procedure is to charter a vessel or part of a vessel, after contacting possible carriers for quotations. Charter shipping has the lowest freight rate per unit of weight or measure. A charter-party can be concluded for a specific load (tonnage), for a journey, or for a determined length of time.